Health and social care

    Cancer care and advice

    Blythe House Hospice

    • Eccles Fold, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 9TJ
    • Telephone: 01298 815388
    • Fax: 01298 814744
    • Email: info @
    • Blythe House Hospice web site (opens in a new window)

    Blythe House is the only Day Hospice in the High Peak and provides specialist palliative care services and support to anyone affected by cancer or other life-threatening illness, and also their families and carers. Blythe House offers:

    • a wide range of free and confidential personalised holistic services to High Peak residents with a diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening illness. We provide specialist palliative care, support and information at any stage of the journey from diagnosis, throughout treatments, into a return to improved health or end-of-life care.
    • a positive, tranquil and supportive environment where everyone is encouraged to be themselves, explore ways of coping in difficult and stressful times and to live their lives to the full.
    • a team of skilled and experienced healthcare professionals and volunteers who provide the opportunity, on a one-to-one or group basis, for people to make informed choices about their life; maximise their quality of life and help them to 'live well' with serious illness.
    • a Living Well Service for Carers of anyone accessing our services.
    • Counselling Services offering confidential help for adults or children and young people coping with life-threatening illness or bereavement.

    Blythe House is open Monday to Thursday, 9.00am-5.00pm: other times by arrangement.

    How to access the services at Blythe House

    Anyone can make a referral to Blythe House including:

    • A healthcare professional
    • A relative, carer or friend
    • Self referral

    Simply phone, email or fax Blythe House, or drop in any time between 10am and 4.30pm, Monday - Thursday.

    Our services are free, other than for snacks and light lunches. Blythe House receives some government funding but over two thirds of our annual running costs, currently £600,000 per year, needs to be raised through voluntary contributions and fundraising. Without the help and support of our volunteers, generous donors, local people and businesses, we could not provide vital services to our clients.

    Macmillan Information & Support Centre at Blythe House

    Supported by Macmillan Cancer Support and opened in 2010, the Centre offers a confidential drop-in service for anyone affected by cancer and provides access to current, high-quality information; empathic support and links to other local and national services. Access is via Blythe House or directly from Eccles Fold. Anyone can drop in during opening hours: Monday - Thursday, 10.00am - 4.30pm, or can book an appointment: 01298 875080.

    Counselling and therapy services

    Counselling Directory

    A national directory of counsellors and psycotherapists, providing services to address a broad range of needs.

    Disabled people's and carers' benefits

    Details of benefits available to disabled people and carers are available at the following website:

    Dispensing chemists

    Hayfield Chemist

    • Market Street, Hayfield, High Peak, SK22 2EP
    • Telephone: 01663 744488
    • Fax: 01663 741523

    Doctors / Surgeries / General practitioners

    Health services in the Hayfield area are provided by NHS Tameside & Glossop. The following two medical practices provide general medical services for residents of the Hayfield area:

    Arden House Medical Practice

    Sett Valley Medical Practice

    Further information

    The following web sites include a wide range of information on health and social care in our region:

    Hayfield Parish Council is not responsible for the content in external web sites.

    We are in the process of compiling additional information for this web site, specific to the Hayfield and surrounding region. If you would like us to consider any information for inclusion in this site, please submit details via the contact page.

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